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Ruling on Spending

Posted by ecoshift on January 21, 2010

Ruling on Spending May Alter Political Terrain
By ADAM LIPTAK
Published: January 21, 2010
nytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.

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2 Responses to “Ruling on Spending”

  1. outoftownerDSR said

    This all goes back to the decision that spending money equals speech. I think free speech is one of the most important rights that a human being can have, but I don’t see how that equals a right buy anything we like. Maybe we only have a right to buy things that give us a louder voice, but it just seems like such a foreign concept to my common sense.

  2. ecoshift said

    Difficult to see this as good news. Ironic that a non-profit forced the issue. I wonder if more stringent constraints/penalties on mis-information and disinformation in public media is an appropriate response. The people still own the airwaves last I checked, at least nominally. Of course, who will decide what is disinformation? Prepare to be manipulated…

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